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This is a list of lowercase non-hyphenated single words, lacking English entries in the English Wiktionary as of the most recent database dump, found in the 2008-03-27 issue of the New York Times (2009-03-03).

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94996 tokens ‧ 70132 valid lowercase tokens ‧ 8977 types ‧ 41 (~ 0.457%) words before cleaning ‧ 


  1. amaretti *
    • 2008 March 27, Eric Konigsberg, “A Search for a Baker Who Can Take Direction”, New York Times:
      Mr. Cooper’s first Bulletin installment on the subject delved into the origin of macaroons and took pains to differentiate the Century cookies from the common Italian amaretti.
  2. appoggiaturas
    • 2008 March 27, Alastair Macaulay, “Shimmy, Spasm, Stamp With Mozart’s Requiem”, New York Times:
      When voices sing “Lacrymosa dies illa,” and strings play appoggiaturas (the traditional Baroque illustration for sobbing but here abstracted into awe-struck restraint), Mr. Gat has his dancers hoist and lower shoulders like seesaws and then step out onto the beat as if playing hopscotch.
  3. ballyard
    • 2008 March 27, George Vecsey, “All Is Well: The Voice Is Coming Back”, New York Times:
      Robert Leo Sheppard has been a highlight of any trip to the big ballyard in the Bronx since opening day, April 17, 1951, when he announced the name of Joe DiMaggio right after the youngster playing right field, Mickey Mantle .
  4. corpselike
    • 2008 March 27, Roslyn Sulcas, “Exotica of Brazil in Motion”, New York Times:
      (Why, after the dark and dire part of “Breu” that features women dangling corpselike over the men’s shoulders, does everyone suddenly perk up and do high kicks?)
  5. cystinuria
  6. dollarwise
  7. heartedly
  8. hybridizers
    • 2008 March 27, Anne Raver, “A Sisterly Rivalry Leads Directly to Pies”, New York Times:
      Thanks to hybridizers, cultivated blueberries can be grown just about anywhere, as long as you get the soil right and don’t let the plants dry out.
  9. megacomplex
    • 2008 March 27, Martin Fackler, “The Builder Who Pushes Tokyo Into the Clouds”, New York Times:
      As president of the Mori Building Company of Tokyo, he has remade the city’s skyline with half a dozen high-rises, including a $4 billion megacomplex over 27 acres, Roppongi Hills.
  10. mietskasernen
    • 2008 March 27, Michael Kimmelman, “Lively Eye on Old Berlin: Wonderful Life, Ja?”, New York Times:
      “Oh, yes, he’s famous,” she said, as if this were self-evident, explaining that everybody knows his pictures of the old mietskasernen, or rental barracks, with their hinterhöfe, or inner courtyards, now largely sanitized and vacant but once noisy places of earthen privies where mothers used to hang the family laundry and neighbors congregated en masse to escape airless apartments.
  11. neuropsychiatrist
    • 2008 March 27, Kate Murphy, “Nesting With a Vengeance (and a Deadline)”, New York Times:
      “Women are just dripping with this hormone in the last part of pregnancy,” said Dr. Louann Brizendine, a neuropsychiatrist and director of the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic at the University of California at San Francisco.
  12. nonleather
    • 2008 March 27, Kara Jesella, “The Carrot Some Vegans Deplore”, New York Times:
      There are many celebrity acolytes, including Natalie Portman , who recently introduced a line of nonleather shoes.
  13. overfertilize
  14. paleonanthropologist
    • 2008 March 27, John Noble Wilford, “Fossils Link Pre-Humans in West Europe to Earlier Date”, New York Times:
      “It’s great to have confirmation that there was early human penetration in Western Europe this early,” said Ian Tattersall, a paleonanthropologist at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, who was not involved in the research.
  15. phonautogram
    • 2008 March 27, Jody Rosen, “Researchers Play Tune Recorded Before Edison”, New York Times:
      But the Lawrence Berkeley scientists used optical imaging and a “virtual stylus” on high-resolution scans of the phonautogram, deploying modern technology to extract sound from patterns inscribed on the soot-blackened paper almost a century and a half ago.
  16. phonautograms
  17. phosphoribosyltransferase
    • 2008 March 27, Lawrence K. Altman, “Michael Lesch, Who Helped Identify a Rare Disorder, Is Dead at 68”, New York Times:
      The syndrome is due to a deficiency of the enzyme, hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase, or HPRT. Mothers who carry the gene for the deficiency pass it on to their sons in a hereditary pattern similar to that for hemophilia.
  18. postdoctorate
    • 2008 March 27, Catherine Saint Louis, “Exercise Test: Truth or Myth?”, New York Times:
      Consider this: Only a week after finishing a long-distance triathlon quite comfortably, Dr. Pivarnik, then a postdoctorate fellow, played a round of golf.
  19. precivilization
    • 2008 March 27, Roslyn Sulcas, “Exotica of Brazil in Motion”, New York Times:
      In “Benguelê” (which refers to slaves’ nostalgic longing for Africa) he makes extensive use of crouching, stooped bodies in a simian, loping walk, arms hanging loosely and head down to suggest tribal dances, rituals, animals, a precivilization.
  20. prestrung
    • 2008 March 27, Jack Bell, “A Lacrosse Face-Off”, New York Times:
      All of the heads came prestrung (they also come in unstrung versions) and none were acceptable to the 25-year-old Mr. Park; elite players string their own heads.
  21. pseudosuburbia
    • 2008 March 27, Nicolai Ouroussoff, “Profit and Public Good Clash in Grand Plans”, New York Times:
      Both the plaza and an adjoining multistory mall suggest the kind of pseudosuburbia that has been eating away at our urban identity since the Giuliani years.
  22. restacked
    • 2008 March 27, Kate Murphy, “Nesting With a Vengeance (and a Deadline)”, New York Times:
      She also put new shelving in every closet and the kitchen pantry, where she stacked and restacked the canned goods with precision.
  23. ruching
    • 2008 March 27, Ruth La Ferla, “You’ll Know How Much You Spent”, New York Times:
      The dressmaker touches — ruching, serpentine seaming, hand-beading and elaborate pleats — are recognizable to a small but informed clientele.
  24. unexportable
  25. whiskering
    • 2008 March 27, Mike Albo, “Jeans for the Lean Years”, New York Times:
      I would receive long news releases from this or that label, explaining the arcane techniques of baking, resin-coating, whiskering and sanding used to create an epochal pair of worn-in jeans.


  1. antecessor
  2. waaaant
  3. magacite: only in specific video game
    • 2008 March 27, Charles Herold, “Circuits”, New York Times:
      Unfortunately the process is quite awkward; you have to select a magacite then hold down a key while using the direction pad to move the target reticule and hope a monster doesn’t hit you and interrupt your attack.
  4. magacites: only in specific video game
    • 2008 March 27, Charles Herold, “Circuits”, New York Times:
      The player can also use objects called magacites, which can set a monster on fire or revive a fallen comrade.